Sep 05, 2010 - 4:12 pm
Had robotic prostatectomy on 8/26/10 I am 63 years old. Nerves were spared (hope that wasn't a mistake). Pathology results were 4+3=7 w/ tertiary pattern 5. Luckily margins and lymph node sampling negative with tumor involving 25% of prostatic tissue. Anybody like this out there? Getting mixed reports on relevance of tertiary pattern reporting but most info implying this is setting me up for a greater liklihood of recurrence. Also it seems with my gleason 7 and the tertiary 5 it's making my gleason in effect a 8 or a high risker. Appreciate any insights.